Ohio Amish who cut beards of their foes face sentencing
CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors hope the ringleader of beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish will receive a life prison term Friday when he’s sentenced in a case that shed unwelcome light on discipline and dissent in a community that tries to stay apart from modern culture.
The ringleader, Samuel Mullet Sr., and 15 members of his extended family face sentencing in U.S. District Court and could receive more than 10 years in prison.
The 10 men and six women were convicted last year in five attacks in Amish communities in northeast and eastern Ohio in 2011.
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